What are your Montessori moments this week? Here are some of ours. Of course, you can have more categories such as fine motor skills, memory, geography, or science. Below are just a few we are working on – Sensorial, Art, Practical Life Skills, Language, and Math.
Playing with dried beans and sand. Usually some sort of vehicle is also involved. Dirt has also been a big hit recently too. We find a dirt pile under a trees and B plays contentedly for a long time usually digging, scooping, sweeping, etc.
How many things can you paint with? Brushes, marbles, cars, sponges, empty paper towel rolls? Here B made a painting with q-tips. He enjoyed folding the paper in half and making a reflection. He REALLY loved displaying his art and showing Daddy. We asked him what he made and he responded, “Ducks!”
PRACTICAL LIFE SKILLS
Typically practice life skills activities in our home include cutting fruit, buttering bread, making smoothies, vacuuming, etc. Some toys can utilize practice life skills as well. This jeep and drill toy lets B practice taking the screws and bolts on and off. Very entertaining.
B liked this phonics game. I put a variety of objects in a bin and he had to decide which cup they should go in – the “A”, “B”, or “C” cup – based on the beginning sounds. The apple piece and bagel were eating and he insisted the cap go back on the bottle, but otherwise he understood the game and had fun.
B enjoyed putting my cut out numbers in order from 1 to 10. He can count higher but we are working on mastering order (when the numbers are out of order) and value. We also count everything and enjoy playing with shapes.